Culinary Arts

Quick Facts

Culinary arts professionals prepare, season, and cook a wide variety of food.

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Our Program

Why Choose Culinary Arts?

  • Study with faculty who have years of professional experience in our state-of-the-art food service & dining facilities
  • Learn to integrate hands-on technical skills with supervisory & business management capabilities
  • Gain real-world experience in a custom practicum in culinary arts & chef training
  • Transfer several of our courses to 4-year colleges & culinary schools

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Check the quality of food & supplies
  • Prepare & cook foods
  • Plan menus
  • Coordinate food service staff

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Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

  • You will be responsible for your own uniform.
  • Our controlled class size allows for individual attention.
  • You will take academic classes—not just cooking classes.
    • You have to be ready to read, write, and do math calculations. A lot of math!
  • Chefs and cooks often stand for long periods and work in fast-paced kitchens.

Special Requirement

You must buy your own uniforms.

Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.

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Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

Level 2

Program Outcomes Data

See our TCC Culinary Arts Program Data (PDF)Listen

To request an accessible copy of this document, please contact Katrina Warner by email at or by phone at 817-515-3609

American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certification Rate

Graduates who receive the ACF Certification within 1 year of program completion:

  • 2021–2022: 7%
  • 2020–2021: n/a
  • 2019–2020: n/a

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Culinary Arts 60 $4,140
CRT1 Baking and Pastry 29 $2,001
CRT1 Culinary Arts I 18 $1,242
CRT2 Catering/Private Chef 47 $3,243


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Southeast Campus

Katrina E. Warner
Coordinator/Instructor of Culinary Arts

Call 817-515-3609


Updated March 26, 2024